Swiss conference on randomized control trials

by on February 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm in Economics, Education, Science | Permalink

Working conference on ethics of randomized trials in development economics and health policy: An opportunity for graduate students and young scholars; application deadline March 11

Applications are invited for participating in a five day working conference and summer school on ethical issues posed by randomized trials in development economics and health policy, to be held June 20-24 at the beautiful Brocher Foundation villa in Hermance, Switzerland.  Participants will include Angus Deaton, Joshua Angrist, Michael Marmot, Will MacAskill, and yours truly.

The application deadline is March 11, 2016. Further information is available here.  For remaining questions, please email

Be there or be square!

1 anon February 18, 2016 at 2:31 pm

I’ll add this because I just read it, it is about randomized trials, and development, though the trials themselves involved mice:

The microbiome man, it’s everywhere.

I guess related to the conference, if a treatment was developed, how should it be tested?

2 dearieme February 18, 2016 at 3:01 pm

“Ethics” is what lawyers have instead of morals.

3 So Much For Subtlety February 18, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Ethic is what older people with tenure have to prevent younger people doing exciting research that might challenge them for jobs.

Nice work Albert, but did you consult with all the Third World stakeholders before deciding arbitrarily to privilege the speed of light?

4 Nathan WW February 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

Yes, let’s be guinea pigs

5 xxx February 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Interesting that they have no one who actually does field experiments. Where is John List or Esther Duflo?

6 Thomas C February 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

dude, you need to fix your links to your books…sell more books.

7 dearieme February 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm

“Be there or be square!” Very ironic.

8 Genauer February 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Does Chris Blattman come ?

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